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Maximum Rock N' Roll

Maximumrocknroll, often written as Maximum Rocknroll and usually abbreviated as MRR, is a not-for-profit monthly zine of punk subculture. Based in San Francisco, MRR focuses on punk rock and hardcore music, and primarily features artist interviews and music reviews. Op/ed columns and news roundups are regular features as well, including submissions from international contributors. By 1990, it "had become the de facto bible of the scene". MRR is considered to be one of the most important zines in punk, not only because of its wide-ranging coverage, but because it has been a consistent and influential presence in the ever-changing punk community for over three decades. From 1992 to 2011, it published a guide called Book Your Own Fuckin' Life.

An announcement on the MRR website in January 2019 stated "It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the end of Maximum Rocknroll as a monthly print fanzine. There will be three more issues of the fanzine in its current format; later in 2019 we will begin publishing record reviews online alongside our weekly radio show."

Maximumrocknroll originated as punk radio show on Berkeley's KPFA in the late 1970s, but it is in its zine form that MRR exerted its greatest influence and became as close to an institution as punk ideology allows. It was founded by Tim Yohannan in 1982 as the newsprint booklet insert in Not So Quiet on the Western Front, a compilation LP released on the then-Dead Kennedys' label Alternative Tentacles. The compilation included forty-seven bands from Northern California and nearby areas.

The first issues focused on the local and regional music scenes, but the coverage soon expanded to the entire continent and, by issue five, cover stories included features on Brazilian and Dutch underground punk. In the '80s, MRR was one of the very few US fanzines that insisted on the international scope of the punk movement, and strove to cover scenes around the world. Today the zine has surpassed its 400th issue, and continues to include international content and a strong political bent. It also includes artist interviews, letters, commentary, guest columnists, and extensive sections for independent reviews of punk recordings, demos, books, films, videos, and other zines.

In 1987, MRR published a photo zine of hardcore bands, If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? The first regular issue devoted entirely to photography was published in 2010.

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Maximum Rock N' Roll
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Maximum Rocknroll 123 (1993 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Apr 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 119 (1993 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Apr 17, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 114 (1992 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 133 (1994 June) Major Labels condensed reprint San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Apr 10, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 272 (2006 Jan) San Francisco CA
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Apr 10, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 270 (2005 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 276 (2006 May) Is Business Killing Punk Rock? part 1 San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Apr 8, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 275 (2006 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Apr 8, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 274 (2006 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Apr 8, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 273 (2006 Feb) San Francisco CA with subscriber's silkscreened cover
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Apr 4, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 259 (2004 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 277 (2006 June) Business and Punk Rock, part 2 San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Apr 3, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 261 (2005 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Apr 1, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 264 (2005 May) San Francisco CA
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Apr 1, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 262 (2005 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Mar 29, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 265 (2005 June) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Mar 25, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 384 (2015 May) San Francisco CA
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Mar 25, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 382 (2015 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Mar 25, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 381 (2015 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Mar 25, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 380 (2015 Jan) San Francisco CA
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Mar 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 386 (2015 July) San Francisco CA
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Mar 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 385 (2015 June) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Mar 21, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 393 (2016 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Mar 8, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 394 (2016 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Mar 7, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 405 (2017 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Mar 7, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 395 (2016 Apr) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, bands, band, hardcore, lyrics, fest, punks, vocals, songs, mrr, hardcore punk, band called,...
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Mar 6, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 417 (2018 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Mar 5, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 366 (2013 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Mar 4, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 367 (2013 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Mar 4, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 368 (2014 Jan) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, queer, band, bands, hardcore, scene, songs, zine, vocals, music, punk scene, queer punk, bay...
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Feb 26, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 369 (2014 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Feb 18, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 372 (2014 May) San Francisco CA
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Feb 18, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 371 (2014 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Feb 18, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 370 (2014 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Feb 15, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 303 (2008 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Feb 10, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 258 (2004 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Feb 10, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 324 (2010 May) San Francisco CA
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Feb 4, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 255 (2004 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Feb 4, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 256 (2004 Sep) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Jan 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 311 (2009 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Jan 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 156 part 1 (1996 May) [printed as 1995] San Francisco CA
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Jan 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 310 (2009 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Jan 22, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 155 (1996 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Jan 15, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 312 (2009 May) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, band, bands, erm, hardcore, songs, records, rock, zine, punk rock, passion killers, san...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Jan 12, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 250 (2004 Mar) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, bands, band, hardcore, rock, songs, records, zine, box, punk rock, dee dee, full length, san...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Jan 11, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 327 (2010 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Jan 9, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 328 (2010 Sep) [printed as Oct] San Francisco CA
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Jan 8, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 330 part 1 (2010 Fall) San Francisco CA
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Jan 7, 2019
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Book Your Own Fuckin' Life 5 (1996) Do-It-Yourself Resource Guide, published by Maximum Rocknroll and Bleeding Heart Collective, Philadelphia PA
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Jan 7, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 330 part 2 (2010 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Jan 2, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 334 (2011 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Jan 2, 2019
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Maximum Rocknroll 331 (2010 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 31, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 335 (2011 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Dec 31, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 337 (2011 Jun) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 28, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 338 (2011 Jul) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 27, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 339 (2011 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Dec 26, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 340 (2011 Sep) San Francisco CA
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Dec 18, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 343 (2011 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 16, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 248 (2004 Jan) San Francisco CA
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Dec 16, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 350 (2012 July) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, band, hardcore, bands, songs, scene, records, mrr, guitar, vocals, scene reports, scene...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 13, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 162 (1996 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Dec 12, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 160 (1996 Sep) San Francisco CA
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Dec 10, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 159 (1996 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Dec 8, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 377 (2014 Oct) San Francisco CA
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Dec 7, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 378 (2014 Nov) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, band, bands, hardcore, lyrics, songs, music, scene, rock, vocals, bay area, quod massacre,...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 6, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 251 (2004 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 5, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 253 (2004 June) [printed as 2003] San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, band, bands, hardcore, songs, rock, lyrics, records, box, punk rock, hong kong, san...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Dec 3, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 300 (2008 May) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, band, bands, hardcore, scene, records, songs, mrr, san, punk rock, bay area, san francisco,...
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Dec 3, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 301 (2008 June) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Nov 30, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 295 (2007 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Nov 29, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 296 (2008 Jan) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Nov 28, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 111 (1992 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rock N' Roll
Nov 26, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 103 (1991 Dec) Berkeley CA
Topics: punk, band, bands, records, hardcore, box, zine, rock, mrr, send, punk rock, affirmative action,...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Nov 26, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 112 (1992 Sep) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, band, bands, mrri, box, zine, records, songs, hardcore, punk rock, band called, money orders,...
Maximum Rock N' Roll
Nov 24, 2018
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Maximum Rocknroll 297 (2008 Feb) San Francisco CA
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